Chronic shortage of drivers
6 November 2018
CILT have published a response from John Green confirming the United Kingdom supply chain sector faces a chronic shortage of commercial vehicle drivers, who are vital to keeping the wheels of UK plc turning. Trade bodies estimate that the sector is short of between 45,000 and 50,000 drivers. This is a problem for the industry but good news for those interested in looking for a career as a lorry driver or other related vocations. Trans Plant Mastertrain are very aware of the situation and to support this are promoting the fantastic opportunity of Apprenticeships within this industry. At present we have over 80 apprentices on scheme and the benefits to both individuals and employers are being more publicised and proven. Therefore growth in this area is warmly received, furthermore as a professional training company we understand the complexity of gaining your lorry driving licence, therefore we are offering a package where we will organise, coordinate and supply all theory and training requirements from arranging for your LGV medical to accompanying you to the DVSA test centre for the practical test. Our twenty five years of reputation and working within this industry has gained us a wealth of logistics companies keen to take on new drivers and apprentices. Finance for the driver training and DVSA tests is also available for those needing financial support.
For sure, apprenticeships in the logistics centre will play a seminal part in helping to secure future skills requirements, and fill a huge variety of vital transport and logistics roles with highly qualified and talented people. Apprenticeships are led by the employer, flexible qualifications with off-the-job learning, will enable people to gain valuable skills on the job from industry professionals.
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